Pressed the arm hems -but didn't sew them because pressing them when they are flat is easier
Sewed the side seams
Pressed the bottom hems
Sewed all hems up using double needle.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Three pieces - front, back and neck band. I don't measure my neck band's length I just cut off a long strip
Nice thick cotton lycra
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Graded up to 3XL
FBA - no darts
Lowered the neckline a little
When I tried on the muslin I had a bit of extra fabric bagging out in front of my underarm to shoulder area because I have a lower bust I guess. I pinched out the extra on my pattern.
Added length to sleeves - I did that twice but I'm pretty happy with the length now
Because I made the sleeves longer it meant that I couldn't fit the pattern pieces across the fabric like the instructions suggest. I added a 1.5cm seam allowance to the center back that way I could cut the back out as two separate pieces. I ended up doing that for two of my shirts. I will have to make that change officially to my pattern.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and I did - I have this top in four colours now - my next will be a striped dress version.
This one is a keeper - I think I'll trace it onto cardboard.